October 06, 2012

Music While You Wait

While the hours tick down until the Grand Prix of Japan, I am enthused to bring you some music that I've never heard before this morning.  For all of you who don't like music, here's a shaved alpaca:


For those of you who do like music, click and let's go!


Today I learned there's a genre of music called "electroswing."  I'm in love.  Take swing music or a reasonable facsimile thereof, mix in a modern dance beat and groove baby groove!

Caravan Palace - Clash


Unlike most electronic "bands" that are usually just a DJ and a drum machine, Caravan Palace is an actual group, and man do they rock!

Caravan Palace - Clash (live)


I've read comments to the effect that electroswing is dance music for steampunks, and I don't think that's too far off the mark.

Emmanuel Bravo - Blackstripes


Electric Swing Circus - The Penniless Optimist


Really, how can you not dig this?  Maybe not as a full regular diet, but once in a while?  Baby.

Okay, this one isn't electroswing, but it amused me:

Somewhere, The Librarian is planning new and inventive ways to cause me severe death.

Also not electroswing, but too cool not to post:

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Balrog Boogie


There, that should keep you little brats out of trouble for a while!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:35 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Thank you for bringing this genre to my attention.

Posted by: Mauser at October 06, 2012 11:43 PM (cZPoz)

2 Seriously, it makes me want to dance like I'm in a Max Fleisher cartoon.

Posted by: Mauser at October 07, 2012 01:03 AM (cZPoz)

3 I am delighted that this "style mashup" exists, and some of it really is brilliant & fun. For instance, I really wish that eMusic had that "Penniless Optimist" track available, I'd snap it up in a heartbeat.

My main problem with some of the tracks, though, is that the artists seem to think (in more than a few cases, anyway) that sample + beat + looping for three minutes = great music. Which... no. If there's no variation or progress toward a destination, I lose interest in a hurry. (Also: Why I prefer BT to Tiesto, in general.)

Posted by: GreyDuck at October 07, 2012 09:56 PM (xbP2x)

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